Lee takes aim at Europe

leeElliot Lee is determined to use his late appearance at Newcastle as a springboard for his Hammers future

The striker appeared 13 minutes from the end of the 2-0 defeat at St James’ and he is hungry for mre when the squad return in late June.

He told the official site: “It was quite an experience for me, and an emotional one too. I grew up watching my dad at Newcastle and the club posted a picture on their Twitter of me pointing out where I used to sit in a box with the Shearer family.

Lee scored three goals in eleven games on loan at Luton Town and added:  “I went out on loan to toughen me up. I experienced playing men’s football and that helped me this season.
“I came back and have been involved with the first team squad, so that’s great.

“I want to push on from here. We’ve got the Europa League next year and hopefully I can be involved in that quite a lot.

“It’s important not to get frustrated as a young player because you’re competing with some very good players in the first team, so now I’m going to keep going in training and hopefully come back and really challenge for a first team place.”


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2 comments on “Lee takes aim at Europe

  1. I have to take my hat off to this young man for keeping focused and loyal to the club all through the barren years of the youth free zone that the dinosaur ruled over. Hopefully he can now prove himself and be like TC…..I mean scoring plenty of goals and not becoming a fence sitting boring pundit with splinters in his arris.

  2. He just needs a chance the same as Burke,he has an instinct for scoring goals and not many have that,he will never be a great passer or header or tackler but very few have that nack of being in the right place ie Lineker or Greaves don’t laugh I know he is a long way from there standard but they had to start at the bottom to,if you watch him he never panics
    in front of goal he hits the target and forces the keeper to make saves,
    He needs to sharpen up his pace owner 2 yards and practice his shooting and practice his timing of runs to stop off sides.

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